Author Archives: Sarah Burns

The Most Allergy-Friendly Dog Breeds

Suffering from allergies is bad enough, but being allergic to your dog is worse still. Dogs are our companions, playmates, and guardians, and sometimes they seem to care for us ...
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27 Cool and Creepy Halloween Traditions From Around the World

The Halloween traditions we’re all familiar with — including jack-o’-lanterns and dressing in costumes (to confuse wandering spirits) — came to America with Irish immigrants in the 19th century. ...
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40 Happy Meal Toys We’ll Never Forget

McDonald's launched the first Happy Meal in 1979. It was the brainchild of marketer Dick Brams, who had the idea of creating a meal just for kids -- one ...
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Crazy Legends and Superstitions People Believe in Every State

You might consider yourself a very rational person, but then something as simple as a calendar date or a number makes you feel differently about things. You might think twice ...
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Which State Has the Most Pet Shelters?

Dogs are popular pets all across the United States. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 38% of households in 2017-2018 owned one or more dogs. (And these are the ...
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36 Old Words We Use Today But With New Meanings

Words sometimes have two meanings, as Led Zeppelin sang in “Stairway to Heaven.” And indeed they often do. Especially, words can acquire new meanings and lose old ones. For example, ...
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32 Popular Slang Terms and Phrases That No One Uses Anymore

The English language is constantly changing and adapting to the needs of its users. While new words are created and some old words acquire new meanings, others just fade from ...
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Most Americans Will Struggle to Pronounce These 50 Town Names

Most people probably know how to pronounce Des Moines or Boise. That’s because these are well-known American cities. But people might have mispronounced them when they came across them for ...
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The Most Dog-Friendly Cities in America

Dog parks, also known as “off-leash dog areas,” are among the fastest growing park amenities in America’s cities, according to research by the Trust For Public Land. There are currently ...
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Relaxation Techniques You Most Likely Don’t Know About

Stress can be very harmful to your physical and mental health. It can contribute to conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes and lead to anxiety, ...
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America’s Most Popular Dog Breeds

Pet ownership is climbing in the United States, with dogs leading the way, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). The 2017-2018 edition of the Pet Ownership and Demographics ...
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Most Popular Flowers in Every State

Winter is over, according to the calendar, and there is one sure sign of a change in the seasons -- spring flowers are starting to bloom. More and more flowers ...
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The Official Pets and Animals of Every State

America is a continent-sized country of extraordinary natural diversity. While the bald eagle is the national bird and the North American bison the national mammal, each state has chosen ...
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50 Words People Get Wrong All the Time

We all make mistakes in our daily speech and writing. Sometimes mistakes are even made for us -- as with autocorrect-mangled emails and text. Even people who reach the top ...
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50 Words People Get Wrong All the Time

We all make mistakes in our daily speech and writing. Sometimes mistakes are even made for us -- as with autocorrect-mangled emails and text. Even people who reach the top ...
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